Hm: Add Rep. Marsha Blackburn to your 2016 pools, people

posted at 9:41 pm on April 10, 2014 by Mary Katharine Ham

An aide for Rep. Marsha Blackburn today suggested she’ll “test the waters” for a possible 2016 run for president. The tough, diminutive Tennessee mom of two is serving her fifth term in the House. She’s admirably unafraid to walk into the lion’s den at MSNBC, and often comes out swinging with success. She also takes an active interest in tech policy, reaching out to conferences and communities not used to a lot of visits from Republicans.

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Tennessee Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn will consider running for president in 2016 — if she sees an opportunity to do so, an aide to the 7th District Republican told RealClearPolitics.

Blackburn is scheduled to be one of the speakers at a New Hampshire Republican rally this weekend but was not previously known to be mulling a White House bid.

“If there’s a door to kick down, she’s willing to kick it down,” the aide, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said. “These are the kinds of events you go to — test the waters, and see what the reaction is.”

Blackburn is a staunch social and fiscal conservative who was first elected to Congress in 2002, and a presidential run by her would be a long shot by any measure.

But with no women known to be plotting a 2016 bid on the Republican side, she has the potential to stir up the pot in a wide-open race for the nomination.

“There is kind of a void to fill there,” the Blackburn aide said of the likely GOP presidential field. “Whenever there’s been a need for leadership or someone to get out there and fight the fight, she’s always been the first in line and she’s not afraid of it. She’s not afraid to go toe to toe with anybody.”

She’s sharp with a great Southern-woman demeanor and accent for bringing the hammer down on someone without looking like a jerk. Should be fun to watch her.


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Testing the waters is all she’ll be doing but who knows. If we do have an election in 2016 by then she might become better known.

crankyoldlady on April 10, 2014 at 9:43 PM

Nope.
Governors ONLY.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 10, 2014 at 9:44 PM

Could be interesting….

KCB on April 10, 2014 at 9:45 PM

The teams are already assembling; combing through her trash, searching out former middle-school classmates with dirt on her, doing whatever they can to sideline a strong, capable, conservative.

Make no mistake; she is, or will soon be, either Qualed or Palined, depending on your POV.

massrighty on April 10, 2014 at 9:45 PM

hmmmmm, sounds interesting. Let’s see what she’s got.

captnjoe on April 10, 2014 at 9:45 PM

…I’ll listen!

KOOLAID2 on April 10, 2014 at 9:45 PM

hey gang

….perhaps a VP for a Congress critter?

CoffeeLover on April 10, 2014 at 9:46 PM

Seems like a good lady.
But a President needs executive experience.
Does she have any?

“Jindal/Blackburn 2016″ sounds good.

itsnotaboutme on April 10, 2014 at 9:46 PM

Yes, put her beside Shrillary…heh heh heh

SouthernGent on April 10, 2014 at 9:47 PM

Hmm. Interesting.

BKeyser on April 10, 2014 at 9:48 PM

She also takes an active interest in tech policy

Wasn’t she one of the strongest supporters of SOPA?

I like Blackburn far more than most of the female names I hear tossed out there (because ID politics is great for all) but not sure tech policy is her best selling point…

Maybe she’s showing she’s learned her lesson since then but IMO the Internet is this great, free place and all of these tech efforts are just varied groups trying to be rid of that minimally controlled freedom. As Ted Cruz has said, big business and big government go hand in hand.

Gingotts on April 10, 2014 at 9:48 PM

But a President needs executive experience.

itsnotaboutme on April 10, 2014 at 9:46 PM

Why? Ozero didn’t have any. Most of the “experienced” pols are pieces of trash. Why not let a sharp, normal American give it a shot?

captnjoe on April 10, 2014 at 9:48 PM

I agree, governors only…

But it would be interesting seeing the libs attempt the anti-women theme…

“You only want Hillary to lose because you are sexist..oh, wait!”

gopsteve on April 10, 2014 at 9:48 PM

An aide for Rep. Marsha Blackburn today suggested she’ll “test the waters” for a possible 2016 run for president.

Really???

IMO, she’s a Republican Martin O’Malley. Making it clear that she’d be happy to be considered for the VP slot on the ticket. O’Malley has no chance of becoming the Dem’s Presidential nominee (quick- name all the great Presidents from Maryland) but he has all the right credentials for being the next Joe Biden.

Blackburn is just flirting.

Happy Nomad on April 10, 2014 at 9:48 PM

Well that came out wrong. *meant…possible VP for a ticket?

CoffeeLover on April 10, 2014 at 9:48 PM

She’s got my vote. Hope she runs!

Raquel Pinkbullet on April 10, 2014 at 9:48 PM

Nope.
Governors ONLY.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 10, 2014 at 9:44 PM

A business leader or a general would do.
If there are any “staunch social and fiscal conservative” business leaders or generals out there.

itsnotaboutme on April 10, 2014 at 9:49 PM

Marsha, Marsha, Marsha!

Lanceman on April 10, 2014 at 9:50 PM

Wasn’t she one of the strongest supporters of SOPA?

I like Blackburn far more than most of the female names I hear tossed out there (because ID politics is great for all) but not sure tech policy is her best selling point…

Gingotts on April 10, 2014 at 9:48 PM

Yes.

Blackburn is against internet freedom.

tetriskid on April 10, 2014 at 9:51 PM

I could support Marsha Blackburn…

…for a primary challenge to Lamar Alexander or Bob Corker.

steebo77 on April 10, 2014 at 9:51 PM

Why? Ozero didn’t have any. Most of the “experienced” pols are pieces of trash. Why not let a sharp, normal American give it a shot?

captnjoe on April 10, 2014 at 9:48 PM

One reason why Obama has been so awful is his lack of executive experience.

Name one great president without executive experience.

itsnotaboutme on April 10, 2014 at 9:51 PM

A business leader or a general would do.
If there are any “staunch social and fiscal conservative” business leaders or generals out there.

itsnotaboutme on April 10, 2014 at 9:49 PM

Any “business leader”, as in any person who has ever run a business, is more qualified than the POS in office.

That said, Romney was an excellent businessman and “business leader”. Look where that got him.

captnjoe on April 10, 2014 at 9:52 PM

Name one great president without executive experience.

itsnotaboutme on April 10, 2014 at 9:51 PM

George Washington. Military general, not a “business executive”. Thomas Jefferson, again, ran a family farm, not a “business executive”. Shall I go on, or do you get my drift?

captnjoe on April 10, 2014 at 9:53 PM

Why? Ozero didn’t have any. Most of the “experienced” pols are pieces of trash. Why not let a sharp, normal American give it a shot?

captnjoe on April 10, 2014 at 9:48 PM

Ronald Reagan was “just a governor” but so was Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton and GWB. GHWB had an ideal resume but a less than stellar Presidency. The rat-eared wonder in power now has no legitimate credentials at all.

In short, actual qualifications are not a factor in picking Presidents.

Happy Nomad on April 10, 2014 at 9:54 PM

Raquel Pinkbullet on April 10, 2014 at 9:48 PM

The only woman I could see myself voting for would be Sarah Palin-if she chose to run.
My first choice is still Perry.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 10, 2014 at 9:54 PM

captnjoe on April 10, 2014 at 9:53 PM

You stole my thunder, catnipjoe.

Lanceman on April 10, 2014 at 9:55 PM

She’s got my vote. Hope she runs!

Raquel Pinkbullet on April 10, 2014 at 9:48 PM

This illustrates how she could be formidable.

Raquel doesn’t indicate any knowledge of Blackburn other than this brief article (though she may indeed be very familiar with her).

Millions voted for Obama simply because he was (half) black.
Many will vote for Blackburn simply because she’s female.

itsnotaboutme on April 10, 2014 at 9:55 PM

I think they are flooding the field so the dems have too many targets to focus fire.

It’s not a bad plan.

wolly4321 on April 10, 2014 at 9:55 PM

In short, actual qualifications are not a factor in picking Presidents.

Happy Nomad on April 10, 2014 at 9:54 PM

Agreed. Ideology, ethics, and common sense are what is needed.

captnjoe on April 10, 2014 at 9:56 PM

Name one great president without executive experience.

itsnotaboutme on April 10, 2014 at 9:51 PM

George Washington. Military general, not a “business executive”. Thomas Jefferson, again, ran a family farm, not a “business executive”. Shall I go on, or do you get my drift?

captnjoe on April 10, 2014 at 9:53 PM

Washington’s military career was the ultimate in executive experience.
Jefferson’s farm was indeed executive experience. He had hundreds of employees.

itsnotaboutme on April 10, 2014 at 9:57 PM

Howdy Lanceman!

captnjoe on April 10, 2014 at 9:57 PM

It would be interesting to watch how the democrats smeared her while also claiming “War on Women.” But my initial reaction is she’s more likely a VP contender than President.

Flange on April 10, 2014 at 9:57 PM

I think they are flooding the field so the dems have too many targets to focus fire.

It’s not a bad plan.

wolly4321 on April 10, 2014 at 9:55 PM

Your right, that is a good plan.

captnjoe on April 10, 2014 at 9:58 PM

Marsha Blackburn is better than any of the names we already have

Ted Cruz- won’t run
Rand paul- could be too much like his dad. Non starter.
Jindal- Zzzzzzzzz
Walker- open borders… lacks personality
Jeb- don’t go there,…
Rubio- non starter
Susana Martinez- way too liberal, non starter.

Raquel Pinkbullet on April 10, 2014 at 9:59 PM

It’ll never happen, and I can see serious downside, but just imaging a Blackburn-Ayotte ticket.

Double gender cred – war on wimmins not an issue.
Regional balance
Youth and vitality

Again, it’ll never happen, but fun to think about the head-exploding agony on the D side.

massrighty on April 10, 2014 at 9:59 PM

Washington’s military career was the ultimate in executive experience.
Jefferson’s farm was indeed executive experience. He had hundreds of employees.

itsnotaboutme on April 10, 2014 at 9:57 PM

So what is wrong with this lady’s experience?

According to your requirements, I would be very qualified to run for POTUS.

Catnipjoe for POTUS!!!!!

captnjoe on April 10, 2014 at 10:00 PM

He had hundreds of employees.

itsnotaboutme on April 10, 2014 at 9:57 PM

Some with lifetime tenure!

massrighty on April 10, 2014 at 10:01 PM

Raquel Pinkbullet on April 10, 2014 at 9:59 PM

Agreed all around! (although I wish Cruz would run)

captnjoe on April 10, 2014 at 10:01 PM

My picks are still…Perry, Pence, Palin, and Jindal-in order.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 10, 2014 at 10:03 PM

ll never happen, and I can see serious downside, bu just imaging a Blackburn-Ayotte ticket. Double gender cred –war on wimmins not an issue. Regional balance Youth and vitality Again, it’ll never happen, but fun to think about the head-exploding agony on the D side. massrighty on April 10, 2014 at 9:59 PM

Ayotte? Nope. She rino’ed out quickly.

wolly4321 on April 10, 2014 at 10:03 PM

@itsnotaboutme I don’t know everything about her, but everything I’ve learned about her I like. It’s time for a woman conservative. And Palin is too badly damaged.

Raquel Pinkbullet on April 10, 2014 at 10:04 PM

wolly4321 on April 10, 2014 at 10:03 PM

I’m with you on that. No Ayotte.
Prefer Gov. Mary Fallon over Ayotte.

CoffeeLover on April 10, 2014 at 10:05 PM

Again, it’ll never happen, but fun to think about the head-exploding agony on the D side.

massrighty on April 10, 2014 at 9:59 PM

Excellent dream! Make it look like Jebby is the presumptive nominee, let the Dems get the war on wimminz cranked up to full speed, then drop the double woman ticket on them at the convention.

Liberal heads would be exploding like Mars Attacks!

captnjoe on April 10, 2014 at 10:07 PM

My picks are still…Perry, Pence, Palin, and Jindal-in order.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 10, 2014 at 10:03 PM

You will vote for whom I tell you!

As of now you are going to vote for JEB!

Lanceman on April 10, 2014 at 10:08 PM

It’s time for a woman conservative. And Palin is too badly damaged.

Raquel Pinkbullet on April 10, 2014 at 10:04 PM

Which took a month or two and they will repeat the treatment with Blackburn, as they did to a lesser extent with Romney and McCain.

sharrukin on April 10, 2014 at 10:09 PM

I have been following Marsha for years. She is the real deal. She would make a great VP.

statsmanblack on April 10, 2014 at 10:09 PM

…for a primary challenge to Lamar Alexander or Bob Corker.

steebo77 on April 10, 2014 at 9:51 PM

Amen to that. From your fingers to Blackburn’s ears. Get rid of either of those worthless douchebags.

Jaibones on April 10, 2014 at 10:09 PM

If the Demons try to Palinize anyone else, there better be blood in the streets. We can not let that happen again.

captnjoe on April 10, 2014 at 10:10 PM

Raquel Pinkbullet on April 10, 2014 at 10:04 PM

It’s time for a qualified conservative! I couldn’t care less what gender they are!

annoyinglittletwerp on April 10, 2014 at 10:10 PM

She would get slaughtered halal style in a MSNBC debate moderated by candy growly, against jeb.

Murphy9 on April 10, 2014 at 10:10 PM

It’s hard to run for President from the House. Our various governors are in a better position. That said, Rep. Blackburn is a serious person and would probably make a better showing than Ron Paul or Michelle Bachmann.

Jill1066 on April 10, 2014 at 10:10 PM

We saw what the Republican Establishment did to another tough, articulate House member named Michele Bachmann. Rep. Blackburn should take a long, hard look. However, she just might be thinking VP if she can make a strong enough showing.

NixTyranny on April 10, 2014 at 10:11 PM

Lanceman on April 10, 2014 at 10:08 PM

I don’t think ALT has gotten the GOPe marching orders yet.

captnjoe on April 10, 2014 at 10:11 PM

Lanceman on April 10, 2014 at 10:08 PM

Bite me.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 10, 2014 at 10:11 PM

Marsha is great. That said, I see this primarily as a name booster, potential VP run move.

boone on April 10, 2014 at 10:12 PM

If Blackburn supported SOPA, time to “reconsider” her thinking on that pronto, and nip it in the bud.

No harm, no foul yet since it didn’t pass.

Hawkins1701 on April 10, 2014 at 10:12 PM

Lanceman on April 10, 2014 at 10:08 PM

Bite me.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 10, 2014 at 10:11 PM

See, I told you, Lanceman! OUCH!

captnjoe on April 10, 2014 at 10:13 PM

captnjoe on April 10, 2014 at 10:11 PM

MY favorite ball team sucks, and every person I tend to support(GOP nominee hopeful wise) loses.
The thought is that if I’m supporting Jeb-he’s guaranteed NOT to be the GOP nominee. *rolls eyes*

annoyinglittletwerp on April 10, 2014 at 10:14 PM

Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
Voted YES on preventing tipping off Mexicans about Minuteman Project. (Jun 2006)
Voted YES on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment. (May 2004)
Rated 100% by FAIR, indicating a voting record restricting immigration. (Dec 2003)
Rated 100% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
Government services in English only. (Mar 2008)
Rated A by the ALI, indicating a strongly anti-amnesty stance. (Nov 2010)
Declare English as the official language of the US. (Feb 2007)

I could probably find her acceptable this presidential round!

astonerii on April 10, 2014 at 10:14 PM

Blackburn is simply Michele Bachmann with a twang – and is easily tripped up by MSNBC turds.

No thanks.

Common Sense Floridian on April 10, 2014 at 10:15 PM

I’m sick of all of this. We need a woman, we need a hispanic, we need a black..

How about a white dude? No?

Why not?

I don’t give anyone extra points for genitalia or skin color.

Show me Mrs. Blackburns accomplishments. I like her. How she speaks.

But I’m not going to vote for a vajayjay just for the sake of it.

You think the blue hair prius coexist bumper sticker crowd will fall for it?

No, they won’t. She wouldn’t garner one extra vote.

wolly4321 on April 10, 2014 at 10:15 PM

See, I told you, Lanceman! OUCH!

captnjoe on April 10, 2014 at 10:13 PM

:D

Lanceman on April 10, 2014 at 10:16 PM

Blackburn is married to Chuck Blackburn,[3] and they live in Brentwood, a suburb of Nashville.[36] The couple has two children.[3] Her husband is the founder of the International Bow Tie Society (IBTS)

Bad sign…

kcewa on April 10, 2014 at 10:16 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on April 10, 2014 at 10:14 PM

Oh, and here I thought he was just antagonizing you for the fun of it :D

and your right, the Cubbies suck.

o/t, how ya doing these days?

captnjoe on April 10, 2014 at 10:16 PM

I want someone who has the guts to get in there and investigate the AG office, and the white house and get rid of all the leaches that Obama has appointed. I don’t care if they are life time appointments, they need to be investigate and gotten rid of.
There should be a lot of jobs available in the justice dept and the irs and get rid of nsa.
WHOEVER THAT IS.
I’m pretty sure that Cruz would clean it out.

Bambi on April 10, 2014 at 10:17 PM

captnjoe on April 10, 2014 at 10:16 PM

Same-o. Same-o.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 10, 2014 at 10:18 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on April 10, 2014 at 10:18 PM

I hear ya. Me too. Still, it makes me smile to be here with you and the gang.

captnjoe on April 10, 2014 at 10:19 PM

Blackburn is married to Chuck Blackburn,[3] and they live in Brentwood, a suburb of Nashville.[36] The couple has two children.[3] Her husband is the founder of the International Bow Tie Society (IBTS)
Bad sign…

kcewa on April 10, 2014 at 10:16 PM

My grandfather told never trust a man who wears a bow tie.

RickB on April 10, 2014 at 10:20 PM

One reason why Obama has been so awful is his lack of executive experience.

Name one great president without executive experience.

itsnotaboutme on April 10, 2014 at 9:51 PM

Abraham Lincoln. A self educated layer and only a one term Congressmen

Conservative4Ever on April 10, 2014 at 10:20 PM

@sharrukin

By the time, Palin responded to the left it was already too late. She let the left define her. Blackburn would never let that happen. Blackburn knows how to deal with the left and she wouldn’t back down.

Raquel Pinkbullet on April 10, 2014 at 10:21 PM

wolly4321 on April 10, 2014 at 10:15 PM

I agree with you. I’m sick of “we must have a woman, we must have a Hispanic, we must have a black etc.
I want the best qualified – none of this community organizer who smoked their way through high school, and has never accomplished anything.

Bambi on April 10, 2014 at 10:21 PM

I want someone who has the guts to get in there and investigate the AG office, and the white house and get rid of all the leaches that Obama has appointed.
Bambi on April 10, 2014 at 10:17 PM

Couldn’t agree more. I want career criminal politicians and bureaucrats exposed and arrested. Anything less just perpetuates the problems.

Flange on April 10, 2014 at 10:22 PM

Correction: Self educated lawyer

Conservative4Ever on April 10, 2014 at 10:22 PM

@sharrukin

By the time, Palin responded to the left it was already too late. She let the left define her. Blackburn would never let that happen. Blackburn knows how to deal with the left and she wouldn’t back down.

Raquel Pinkbullet on April 10, 2014 at 10:21 PM

Sure. And I heard that same thing about McCain, and Romney, and…

sharrukin on April 10, 2014 at 10:24 PM

Hm. I’m willing to listen.

But it’s a looong road from House to POTUS.

Put her on the VP list to vet, though, IMO…

cs89 on April 10, 2014 at 10:24 PM

Couldn’t agree more. I want career criminal politicians and bureaucrats exposed and arrested. Anything less just perpetuates the problems.

Flange on April 10, 2014 at 10:22 PM

YES! To do that, it will most likely take an outsider, ie not “politically experienced” (tainted) butt kicking type. Does that description bring to mind Jindal, Pence, etc.? LOL

captnjoe on April 10, 2014 at 10:25 PM

Washington’s military career was the ultimate in executive experience.
Jefferson’s farm was indeed executive experience. He had hundreds of employees.

itsnotaboutme on April 10, 2014 at 9:57 PM

That’s not what these Republican governors do. Executive experience, the way it’s used for advocating for Republican governors, means the ability to surrender to Democrats. Prove me wrong, if you can.

Buddahpundit on April 10, 2014 at 10:25 PM

Abraham Lincoln. A self educated layer and only a one term Congressmen

Conservative4Ever on April 10, 2014 at 10:20 PM

He did more to destroy states rights than any single other person in the history of this nation.
Personally, I do not count him as a great President.

astonerii on April 10, 2014 at 10:25 PM

That’s not what these Republican governors do. Executive experience, the way it’s used for advocating for Republican governors, means the ability to surrender to Democrats. Prove me wrong, if you can.

Buddahpundit on April 10, 2014 at 10:25 PM

Yea, what he said^^

captnjoe on April 10, 2014 at 10:27 PM

By the time, Palin responded to the left it was already too late. She let the left define her. Blackburn would never let that happen. Blackburn knows how to deal with the left and she wouldn’t back down.

Raquel Pinkbullet on April 10, 2014 at 10:21 PM

Palin’s problem wasn’t the left. It was the back-stabbers in the Republican party and the “conservative” movement.

kcewa on April 10, 2014 at 10:28 PM

He did more to destroy states rights than any single other person in the history of this nation.
Personally, I do not count him as a great President.

astonerii on April 10, 2014 at 10:25 PM

Lame.

He did what he had to do. Would you have preferred him let the south secede on the merits of slavery?

captnjoe on April 10, 2014 at 10:28 PM

“Blackburn is a staunch social and fiscal conservative . . . . . ”

Scott Conroy, realclearpolitics.com April 11, 2014

.
No … NO … NO ………. that simply can’t be possible.

Some very credible authorities here at hotair.com have made it crystal clear, that “social” conservatism and fiscal conservatism are mutually exclusive.

NOBODY can be both.

Obviously Scott Conroy doesn’t know what he’s talking about.

listens2glenn on April 10, 2014 at 10:29 PM

Palin’s problem wasn’t the left. It was the back-stabbers in the Republican party and the “conservative” movement.

kcewa on April 10, 2014 at 10:28 PM

You betcha! As soon as she made McLame a side show, they marginalized her, failed to defend her, and basically let her twist in the progressive winds.

Palins big mistake was trusting the establishment.

captnjoe on April 10, 2014 at 10:30 PM

How funny that some people jump on a bandwagon so quickly…LOL

idesign on April 10, 2014 at 10:30 PM

Hmm……social and fiscal conservative. That’s a good blend. A recipe for success. Lets wait and see.

tommy71 on April 10, 2014 at 10:31 PM

wolly4321 on April 10, 2014 at 10:15 PM

I agree with you. I’m sick of “we must have a woman, we must have a Hispanic, we must have a black etc.
I want the best qualified – none of this community organizer who smoked their way through high school, and has never accomplished anything.

Bambi on April 10, 2014 at 10:21 PM

THIS^^^^^!

annoyinglittletwerp on April 10, 2014 at 10:32 PM

If Mary Katharine Ham or Guy Benson is specially promoting someone for president at this stage, you can bet the candidate is for some form of illegal alien amnesty.

bluegill on April 10, 2014 at 10:32 PM

idesign on April 10, 2014 at 10:30 PM

Not me. LoL

annoyinglittletwerp on April 10, 2014 at 10:32 PM

Abraham Lincoln. A self educated layer and only a one term Congressmen

Conservative4Ever on April 10, 2014 at 10:20 PM

He did more to destroy states rights than any single other person in the history of this nation.
Personally, I do not count him as a great President.

astonerii on April 10, 2014 at 10:25 PM

I’ve often agreed with you Astonerii. On this I have greatly disagree with you. F*** “state rights” over them trying to keep slavery.

Conservative4Ever on April 10, 2014 at 10:33 PM

bluegill on April 10, 2014 at 10:30 PM

Did you listen to the Congresswoman’s words, or just the stupid accusations from Ingram?

captnjoe on April 10, 2014 at 10:34 PM

Abraham Lincoln. A self educated layer and only a one term Congressmen

Conservative4Ever on April 10, 2014 at 10:20 PM

.
He did more to destroy states rights than any single other person in the history of this nation.
Personally, I do not count him as a great President.

astonerii on April 10, 2014 at 10:25 PM

.
Can’t agree with that, astonerii.

The southern state governments who tried to use “states rights” to desperately hold onto institutionalized slavery were the real culprits in the destruction of “states rights.”

listens2glenn on April 10, 2014 at 10:35 PM

How funny that some people jump on a bandwagon so quickly…LOL

idesign on April 10, 2014 at 10:30 PM

When your starving, anything to eat looks like a banquet.

captnjoe on April 10, 2014 at 10:35 PM

How funny that some people jump on a bandwagon so quickly…LOL
idesign on April 10, 2014 at 10:30 PM

Is it that you fear Blackburn would be a replacement Palin?

bluegill on April 10, 2014 at 10:35 PM

Anyway….the only person for the top job is Ted Cruz by far. Unless Mike Lee throws his name into the ring. Slight advantage to Cruz over Lee, but I could easily vote for either.

Conservative4Ever on April 10, 2014 at 10:35 PM

If Mary Katharine Ham or Guy Benson is specially promoting someone for president at this stage, you can bet the candidate is for some form of illegal alien amnesty.

bluegill on April 10, 2014 at 10:32 PM

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CYNIC !

listens2glenn on April 10, 2014 at 10:36 PM

He did what he had to do. Would you have preferred him let the south secede on the merits of slavery? captnjoe on April 10, 2014 at 10:28 PM

Actually, that’s lame.

Barky figures he’s doing the same.

What’s the difference?

wolly4321 on April 10, 2014 at 10:39 PM

Cruz won’t happen. He is transparently all about Ted Cruz.

The shut down had no strategy, no fore thought and no gain. It was grandstanding for name recognition. Gee kinda like Obama…

old school on April 10, 2014 at 10:40 PM

Did you listen to the Congresswoman’s words, or just the stupid accusations from Ingram?
captnjoe on April 10, 2014 at 10:34 PM

Ingraham’s characterizations were spot on. I wish it weren’t so, but Blackburn said she favors legalization/amnesty (but just no citizenship right away). Of course, the “legalization no citizenship” plank would last about two seconds after another mass amnesty. At that point, the push would be, “Republicans want to keep Latinos second-class status and not allow them to vote.”

Special pathway to legalization = amnesty.

bluegill on April 10, 2014 at 10:40 PM

Barky figures he’s doing the same.

What’s the difference?

wolly4321 on April 10, 2014 at 10:39 PM

Barky is keeping half the country from seceding over their stance on slavery?

I see your lame, and raise you one.

captnjoe on April 10, 2014 at 10:41 PM

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